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Therefore, the economic and cultural origins of Calgary and its region, were created up by the NWMP and the CPR, not the HBC.

Because of the CPR line, Calgary's agricultural hinterland was settled much sooner, mostly by people of British, and particularly Scottish, origins but it also has an American influence because of the ranching culture brought into the region by American cowboys.

However, the Calgary elite were even more infuriated when Edmonton's neighbour, the then-separate city of Strathcona won the right to host the University of Alberta (see below).

The final important rivalry between the cities during Alberta's early years was over economic leadership, especially in the Oilpatch.

Calgary also appeared in a Stanley Cup championship series in 1924, but lost to the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL.

After the demise of the WCHL in 1927, Alberta hockey fans turned to junior hockey.

Both cities received teams, Calgary the Tigers, and Edmonton the Eskimos.

The Eskimos won the WCHL title in 1923, but lost the Stanley Cup to the rival National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators.

By the 1810s, explorer Peter Fidler identified the Battle River as a disputed frontier between the two groups.By contrast the plains cultures on the prairie to the south relied on the buffalo.The predominant political force on the prairie during the fur trade, the Blackfoot Confederacy, would not allow the Hudson's Bay Company to establish itself within Blackfoot territory, preferring to ride to Edmonton House (established 1795) to trade.Both cities had teams in the Western Hockey League and Alberta Junior Hockey League.Pro hockey did not return until the World Hockey Association arrived in 1972.

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